On Tuesday, women have their hair done under a bridge in the Nigerian city of Lagos, three days after disputed presidential and national assembly elections.
On the same day, a Zimbabwean farmer inspects bails of tobacco at an auction floor as the selling season starts.
A woman jumps across water beside a railway track in Kenya's Kibera slum during a heavy downpour on Wednesday.
An empty street in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, is pictured on Friday after nine days of heavy fighting which have forced some 350,000 people to flee the city.
On the same day, a Chinese construction worker supervises the building of a road in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa.
On Tuesday, an endangered South China tiger sits in a cage after being airlifted from China to South Africa to join a breeding programme.
Ousted Haitian leader Jean Bertrand Aristide with South Africa's president on Wednesday, after receiving an African languages doctorate from the University of South Africa.
Chadian children play on swings on Wednesday at Um Shalaya refugee camp in Sudan's Darfur region - 65km from the Chadian border...
... At the same camp a woman prepares bread in a baking stove during UN refugee chief Antonio Guterres' tour of refugee camps in the war-torn region.
Posters of Mali's leader, who seeks re-election this weekend, cover kola nut bowls in Ivory Coast during his visit this week. For more on Africa's week tune into Weekend Network Africa.